ISE 2024: Cadac launches CM system
Tuesday, 30 January 2024
cadac-consolesCadac Consoles’ James Godbehear and Emily Watson
Spain - Cadac Consoles is returning to ISE, after a four-year hiatus, with a realignment of its product offering in the form of the brand- new CM system, centred around the CM-J50 mixer. The result of an extensive re-engineering programme, the CM system offers enhanced connectivity, control and flexibility, all packaged in a lighter but familiar form factor showcasing an all-new design language.
Audio-first is the core design principle of Cadac Consoles, married with an intuitive user interface and workflow. The interface has undergone a significant evolution on the CM-J50, including the addition of a number of new user led features, allowing faster creative control of Cadac’s unprecedented audio quality, while maintaining an industry-leading 0.4ms through-system latency. Resulting in an unparalleled mixing experience for engineers of all levels.
Though smaller and lighter than its forebears, the CM-J50 mixer boasts a higher I/O density with 96 inputs and 56 outputs, of which 48 are user assignable. Brighter 23.5” and 6.5” touchscreens are at the heart of the user interface. And while the form factor is familiar – including the wooden armrest – the CM-J50 is massively internally re-engineered, mechanically and electronically, to ensure both road worthiness and increased performance.
These follow Cadac Consoles’ new design language with the series comprising the 4U CM-SR24 and CM-SR40, with 24 ins and 32 outs and 40 ins and 16 outs respectively and extending up to the 7U 64 input and 40 output CM-SR64. Designed to meet the ever-increasing demands of live audio production, they feature comprehensive local control via a 2.4” colour screen, OSC implementation, headphone monitoring and dual internal PSUs, with the units encased in a robust, 100% recyclable aluminium chassis.
Emily Watson, head of R&D at Cadac Consoles, stated, “The stage racks have played a pivotal role in the development of the CM system, with their exceptional level of flexibility and front panel control. With the implementation of OSC into the system it has increased functionality and opened up a host of interesting potential applications. As a whole, the new system provides a leap in both performance and design over the previous CDC generation. And it has been proven over an extensive beta test programme, including on both international live tours and events over the past 12 months.”
"We are excited to embark on this next phase of Cadac Consoles with the launch of the CM-Series. The system represents a unique blend of our user-centric design, technology and exceptional audio performance, in a highly versatile, lightweight, truck-pack friendly audio mixing solution,” said James Godbehear, director of marketing and business operations.

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